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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breast-Feeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1520 689 45.6 42.4-48.8 831 54.4 51.2-57.6
Age
< 20 years 216 136 66.2 57.4-74.0 80 33.8 26.0-42.6
20-24 years 400 231 61.6 55.4-67.5 169 38.4 32.5-44.6
25-34 years 738 263 33.7 29.6-38.1 475 66.3 61.9-70.4
35+ years 166 59 32.3 24.0-41.8 107 67.7 58.2-76.0
Race
White 1048 407 39.7 36.1-43.4 641 60.3 56.6-63.9
Black 416 258 64.3 57.6-70.6 158 35.7 29.4-42.4
Other 56 24 35.5 21.5-52.4 32 64.5 47.6-78.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 161 35 20.2 13.6-29.1 126 79.8 70.9-86.4
No 1357 653 49.2 45.8-52.6 704 50.8 47.4-54.2
Education
< High School 327 190 56.3 49.1-63.2 137 43.7 36.8-50.9
High School 470 275 59.4 53.5-65.1 195 40.6 34.9-46.5
> High School 719 223 32.2 28.2-36.6 496 67.8 63.4-71.8
Marital Status
Married 976 346 35.0 31.4-38.7 630 65.0 61.3-68.6
Other 544 343 65.9 60.3-71.1 201 34.1 28.9-39.7
Income
15,999 or less 457 264 58.4 52.1-64.4 193 41.6 35.6-47.9
16,000-24,999 165 83 51.1 41.5-60.7 82 48.9 39.3-58.5
25,000-39,999 232 119 52.1 43.9-60.2 113 47.9 39.8-56.1
40,000 or more 523 140 28.8 24.4-33.7 383 71.2 66.3-75.6
WIC recipient
No 787 261 32.5 28.6-36.7 526 67.5 63.3-71.4
Yes 725 426 60.2 55.5-64.8 299 39.8 35.2-44.5
Medicaid recipient
No 770 261 34.8 30.8-39.0 509 65.2 61.0-69.2
Yes 750 428 57.2 52.4-61.9 322 42.8 38.1-47.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 227 82 38.2 32.5-44.2 145 61.8 55.8-67.5
1500 - 2499 grams 472 249 54.8 50.4-59.2 223 45.2 40.8-49.6
2500+ grams 821 358 45.1 41.7-48.5 463 54.9 51.5-58.3

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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